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Re: Externals in 1.6 - backslashes are prohibited

From: Urs <urs.geser_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 04:00:26 -0800 (PST)

On 29 Okt., 15:33, "Anton V. Kravtsov" <k..._at_ukr.net> wrote:
> > I'm not quite sure how this would work. How is svn supposed to know what version you were running when yourexternalwas created.
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> I suppose, the format of anexternalis known at the moment of a checkout: it is either old-fashioned "path url", or new-fashioned "url path".
> If it is old-fashioned, just treat abackslashas a directories separator.
> I don't know the internals of svn, but it should be simple in the implementation :)
>
> > I think on the svn list someone had writting a script to go through all the externals and modify the backslashes to wacks.
>
> Yes, the script would help.
> I hope, we don't have old repositories with read-only access :)

A script is not the solution for this problem. The backward
compatibility is not solved with this script. Eeach old revision is
not buildable and a big problem.

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